Theraplay UES & My Playful Mind - Preschool Alternative | 212.288.1450
Address: 353 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075
Theraplay - UWS | (212) 663-3331
Address: 740 West End Avenue (96th Street),Unit #2, New York, NY 10025
Theraplay LIC | 718-433-4434
Address: 11-11 44th Road Suite 402, Long Island City, New York 11101

Our Classes

  • Summer 2020 Groups

  • Out of the Box

     

    Does your child use the same toys in the same way repeatedly? Do they appear to be “stuck” in their comfort zone of play? Let’s start to think Out of the Box! 

    This group will encourage children to explore outside of their comfort zone and expand their imaginative play skills. As a team, children will work to solve problems, use everyday objects in new ways, and create a novel activity.

    Targets:

    • Imaginative play    
    • Problem Solving
    • Social Skills
     
  • Theraplay Summer Olympics

    The Summer Olympics are coming to Tokyo and Theraplay!

    Children will work on teams competing in various “Olympic Events” that will incorporate sportsmanship and communication while building strength, endurance, and gross motor skills. This group will focus on the concepts of winning and losing, working together as a team, and working toward a common goal to go for the gold!

    Targets:

    • Motor Planning    
    • Frustration Tolerance    
    • Teamwork & Sportsmanship
     
    • Ages
      4 - 6
    • Lead By
      Suzanne Gallanter, Occupational Therapist
    • Cost
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    • Time
      Monday 5:15-6:00
    • Ages
      5 - 6
    • Lead By
      Rosa Goglas, Physical Therapist
    • Cost
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    • Time
      Monday 5:45-6:30
  • Kitchen Chemistry

    This group is for both sensory avoiders (I don’t like messes!) and sensory seekers (the messier the better!). Kitchen Chemistry is a sensory and social skills group where children will explore novel textures and learn the basics of cause and effect through “experiments”. Each session will send children home with a finished product!

    Targets:

    • Sensory Exploration  
    • Cause & Effect
    • Turn Taking   
    • Teamwork
     
  • Mindful Movement

    This is a sensory-based yoga group for little movers who will benefit from grounding strategies. Through use of their own imagination, mindful movement, and music, this group will target body awareness, attention, self-regulation, and strengthening. Children will compile colored yoga pose pages, creating their own “Yoga Book” to take home. This group is led by a physical therapist certified in children’s yoga and an occupational therapist.

    Targets:

    • Body Awareness 
    • Motor Planning
    • Self-Regulation/Attention
     
    • Ages
      3.5 - 5
    • Lead By
      Rachel Heidling, Occupational Therapist
    • Cost
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    • Time
      Tuesday 5:30-6:15
    • Ages
      4 - 6
    • Lead By
      Tovy Aube, Physical Therapist & Rachel Heidling, Occupational Therapist
    • Cost
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    • Time
      Wednesday 5:00-5:45
  • Handwriting Without Tears

    Fine motor activities, self help skills, and graphomotor skills will be focused on to help prepare your child to get set for Kindergarten. The award winning multi-sensory Handwriting Without Tears program will be utilized to help motivate and prepare your child for Kindergarten’s handwriting expectations. Handwriting Without Tears workbook will be provided.

    Targets:

    • Fine Motor Skills    
    • Prewriting Skills
    • Writing Skills   
    • Social Skills
     
  • Theraplay Ninja Warrior

     

    Children will participate in large group obstacle courses focused on building strength, endurance, motor planning, and coordination. After a warm up to activate the vestibular and muscular systems children will participate in a large group obstacle course; navigating under and around obstacles, over swinging equipment, and across the zipline or monkey bars. Strength, endurance, motor planning, and coordination will all be addressed in this fun and energetic group!

    Targets:

    • Gross Motor Skills    
    • Endurance
    • Coordination    
    • Strength
     
    • Ages
      4 - 6
    • Lead By
      Leah Oliver, Occupational Therapist
    • Cost
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    • Time
      Wednesday 5:45-6:30
    • Ages
      5 - 6
    • Lead By
      Rosa Goglas, Physical Therapist
    • Cost
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    • Time
      Thursday 5:15-6:00
  • Baby Steps: A Caregiver and Baby Group

    Baby Steps is a Parent and Me Group for children ages 0-6 months. This is the perfect class for those “I’ve had a baby, now what?!” moments!

    Join Theraplay’s expert occupational therapists in a supportive space to learn ways to foster development, work on age appropriate skills, and connect with other parents! 

    After attending Baby Steps parents will feel empowered with the tools and knowledge to approach their child’s development with a sense of ease and fun!

    Lead by Occupational Therapists, Rachel Heidling & Suzanne Gallanter

    July 6 – August 14 on Mondays from 9:00-9:45 at Theraplay’s Upper East Side location!

    Making SENSE: A Parent & Caregiver Workshop Series

    For Parents and Caregivers of “sensory kids” this interactive workshop series will offer practical tips, solutions, and discussion around the sensory system and how it impacts your child. Classes run on Thursdays from 6:45-8:00pm at the Upper East Side location.

    Sleep & Bedtime Sensory Strategies: March 12th
    – Activities to help your kiddo wind down at night
    – Strategies to promote a more restful night’s sleep 
     
    Mealtime Sensory Strategies: March 19th
    – Foods to eat that provide increased sensory input 
    – How to promote increased seated time around the table
     
    Grooming, Bathing & Haircut Sensory Strategies: March 26th
    –  Ways to modify daily routines (bath time, hairbrushing, toothbrushing, hair cuts, etc.) to increase your child’s tolerance 
     
    Wrap Up Session to Cover Additional Materials and Questions: April 2nd
     
    All sessions will address the difference between a sensory meltdown and a behavioral tantrum and provide appropriate strategies to manage both.

    Parents will have the opportunity to connect with other parents and fill their “toolbox” with new ways to support their children at home! 

    Lead by Rachel Heidling, Occupational Therapist

  • Space Still Available!

    My Playful Mind – Preschool Alternative Program for 3 year olds

    Click HERE for more information!

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    My Playful Mind – Summer Camp Program for 3 & 4 year olds

    Dates: July 6 – August 14

    3 Day Program: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00-11:30

    Call or email for additional information! SPACE IS LIMITED!!!